Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Writing Kid Lit ~ Picture Books to YA, Thursday mornings, Oct 5 – Nov 30, in Oakville

The Calling by Kelley Armstrong, a
New York Times #1 bestselling author
and one of Brian’s students
Writing Kid Lit ~ Picture Books to Young Adult
 Thursday mornings, October 5 – November 30, 2017
9:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Woodside Branch of the Oakville Public Library, 1274 Rebecca St, Oakville, Ontario (Map here)
See details of all 7 classes offered this spring here.

From picture books to young adult novels,
 this weekly course is accessible for beginners and meaty enough for advanced writers. Through lectures, in-class assignments, homework, and feedback on your writing, we’ll give you ins and outs of writing for younger readers and set you on course toward writing your own books. 

We’ll have two published children’s authors as guest speakers. More on that later, though, when I’ve figured out who to invite and they’ve accepted. But the times I’ve run this course to date it’s always been exceptionally rewarding – for me as well as for the participants – so I wanted to announce this course now, while the spaces are all still wide open.  ~Brian

In the meanwhile, there are two “Writing for Children & for Young Adults” workshops coming up: On Saturday, May 27, in St. Catharines with Anne Shone, senior editor, Scholastic Books. Note that Scholastic does not usually accept un-agented manuscripts, unless you’ve heard their senior editor, Anne Shone, speak at a workshop, so for anyone wanting to submit to Scholastic, this workshop is a great opportunity. (See here)
And most especially for those of you hoping to find a literary agent to help you with your career, “Writing for Children & for Young Adults” will also be offered Saturday, July 29, in Collingwood, with literary agent Monica Pacheco. (See here)
Instructor Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada's most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Saint John. Brian is the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing). But his proudest boast is that he’s has helped many of his students get published. 
Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.  

Course fee:  $176.11 plus 13% hst = 199
To reserve your spot, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

See Brian’s complete current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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